The Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel Receives Prestigious TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award
September 4, 2013 10:02pm
Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2013 … CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has announced that its property, the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel, located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has received the prestigious Bronze GreenLeaders™ Award from TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel website. The GreenLeaders program helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly lodging accommodations across the United States.
TripAdvisor awards GreenLeaders status to hotels that have met a set of environmental standards developed by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property's listing on the TripAdvisor site.
"We are thrilled to be accepted into the TripAdvisor GreenLeader program," said Lori Geiwitz, general manager of the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel. "We strive every day to provide our guests with the best, most environmentally-friendly service possible. Being responsible to our environment is as important as providing our guests with the highest quality service each day."
Travelers can search for environmentally-friendly accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each hotel.
"TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint," said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. "We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers."
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
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In 1994, CSM purchased its first hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. By the end of 2002, CSM had opened 29 hotels and developed a presence in Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Boston, Detroit, Seattle and Naples. Today, CSM Lodging manages 38 hotels nationwide and continues to achieve awards in design, openings, quality, sales excellence, marketing and revenue management.
CSM Lodging is part of the CSM Corporation family of companies, founded in 1976, which has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, office & industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States.
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